Friday, October 17, 2008

10/18: We The People Rock Early Vote Music Fest on Taos Plaza

Taos AMP, a program of Open Hearth, Inc.,
is proud to present the:
We The People...Rock! Early Vote Music Fest!
Saturday, October 18, 11 AM - 3 PM on the Taos Plaza
Music Bringing US Together
featuring
Blackhill Flute Music from the Walls of Taos Pueblo
Omar Rane & Katie Palmier Classic Rhythm & Blues
Franco Mares Latin & Country Love Songs
Roger Landes & Nakul Deshpande
Balkan & Middle Eastern music
Teotihuacan Authentic Mariachi
Zanagroove funk & Soul
sound donated by tone palace productions
Free Shuttle from Taos Plaza to vote early
(Drivers needed please call Brooke today!)
Free Food donated by Food Not Bombs

This is a non-partisan, fully volunteer event. OH is encouraging participation in the democratic process, and how music can bring us together. OH and TaosAMP do not support any particular candidates. Any questions, call event coordinator Brooke Zanetell: 575-751-1703 or 575-770-6830.

October 17, 2008 at 09:49 AM in 2008 General Election Voting, 2008 General Presidential Election | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend Rally in Corrales NM: 8-Year Old Recites 'Yes We Can'

We are gonna win this thing -- IF we keep on working straight through November 4th. Only 22 more days! Have you voted early yet? You can do it in person at your County Clerk's office. Or you can request an application to vote early via mail-in ballot. Starting on October 18, you can do it in person at additional early polling places in most counties. Vote early and then volunteer to work for a candidate on Election Day on November 4th. See www.voteforchange.com/ and the Obama New Mexico page. Also see my previous post that provides more info on early voting.

October 13, 2008 at 07:58 PM in 2008 General Election Voting, 2008 General Presidential Election, Obama NM Campaign | Permalink | Comments (1)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Campaign for Change Needs Polling Place Volunteers

We all know how crucial it is to be proactive in ensuring election integrity this year. One way to do just that is to volunteer to keep a watch on the voting process and polling places. I'm passing along info from an email from a local Dem Party Ward officer about the pressing need for more volunteers. Pass it on:

It’s less than a month until the election. As many of you know, the Campaign for Change (affiliated with the NM Democratic Party) is working hard to ensure a safe and valid election by training and assigning challengers to various polling places throughout the state. We really need volunteers at the counties listed below, as well as additional Bernalillo County volunteers. Volunteers must be registered in the counties where they are assigned.

If you know any registered Democrats in the counties listed below who you think might be interested in working for the cause on November 4th, please contact them and ask them to go to the following website:

http://my.barackobama.com/nmpromotethevote

Each person will be well-trained before assigning them to a polling place. County volunteer goals:

COUNTY VOLUNTEER GOAL: TOTAL 542

  • SANTA FE 75
  • DONA ANA 57
  • SANDOVAL 35
  • MCKINLEY 32
  • RIO ARRIBA 20
  • TAOS 19
  • EDDY 19
  • VALENCIA 18
  • SAN MIGUEL 17
  • GRANT 13
  • SAN JUAN 17
  • CIBOLA 8
  • LUNA 7
  • SOCORRO 6
  • OTERO 5
  • LEA 4
  • GUADALUPE 4
  • LOS ALAMOS 3
  • TORRANCE 3
  • COLFAX 3
  • SIERRA 2
  • MORA 2
  • CHAVES 1
  • LINCOLN 1
Thank you for your enthusiasm and involvement. Go Obama!

October 9, 2008 at 11:30 AM in 2008 General Election Voting, 2008 General Presidential Election, Obama NM Campaign | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Obama Campaign Registers 35,500 Voters in Last Month in NM


Maybe this is one reason why

Today Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change (CFC) announced that it surpassed its goal of registering 30,000 new voters in 30 days. Statewide, CFC registered more than 35,500 new voters from September 7th to October 7th, the voter registration deadline.

I'm impressed. And the same thing is happening all over the country, including the big battleground states. In many states, new Dem registrations total in the hundreds of thousands and are outnumbering those by Repubs by a 4 and 5 to 1 ratio. Now all we have to do is get all these newly registered voters to cast their ballots. Get involved.

“We are incredibly pleased not only with the hard work and commitment of our volunteers and supporters, but also the excitement throughout New Mexico for Barack Obama’s message of change,” said New Mexico’s Campaign for Change State Director Adrian Saenz. “New Mexicans are hungry to get involved in the political process and reject another four year of the same failed Bush economic policies. From Las Vegas to Las Cruces, people are responding to Senator Obama’s commitment to making the economy work for middle class families and fundamentally changing how politics works.

The “30/30 Project” was part of Campaign for Change’s voter outreach efforts. This major voter registration effort comes to an end successfully less than one month before the presidential election. Voters can request to Vote By Mail from now through October 30th. Early Vote takes place October 18 through November 1st at county clerk offices and satellite locations throughout the state. New Mexicans can fill out a Vote By Mail application request or find their local Early Vote locations and hours by coming into any Campaign for Change office across the state, by visiting their county clerk’s office or by visiting www.voteforchange.com.

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October 8, 2008 at 03:27 PM in 2008 General Election Voting, 2008 General Presidential Election, Obama NM Campaign | Permalink | Comments (1)

Early Voting Info for 2008 Election

The bad news: If you aren't registered to vote, I'm afraid it's now too late. Yesterday, October 7, 2008, was the deadline in New Mexico to register to vote in the 2008 general election (if you weren't already registered).

ImagesThe good news: Today marks the beginning of absentee voting by mail and in-person at County Clerk offices all over New Mexico. Starting October 18, 2008, you can vote early in-person at additional locations in many counties.

If you live outside Bernalillo County, please check with your County Clerk office.

If you live in Bernalillo County, here's what you need to know:

Where do I Vote? You can check your voter registration, find your November 4th polling place and get a sample ballot by entering your name and birthdate. Visit .

In Person Absentee Voting
Clerk’s Office Annex Downtown
Beginning Tuesday, October 7, 2008
620 Lomas NW, Albuquerque
*Note that this has changed from 1 Civic Plaza 6th Floor

Tuesday October 7 – Friday October 10: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday October 13 – Friday October 17: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday October 20 – Friday October 24: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday October 27 – Friday October 31: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday November 1: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Absentee Mail-In Ballot Applications may be requested from the County Clerk via:

Phone: (505) 468-1291 option 2
Email: clerk@bernco.gov
Fax: (505) 768-4631
In Person: 1 Civic Plaza NW, 6th Fl., Albuquerque
Mail: PO Box 542, Albuquerque, NM 87103-0542

You can also download an Absentee Mail-In Ballot Application at the NM Secretary of State website.

You must request your Absentee Mail-In Ballot from the County Clerk by October 31, 2008. You must return your completed Absentee Mail-In Ballot to the County Clerk's office by 5:00 PM on November 4, 2008. You can mail or hand-deliver it.

*New Feature* Absentee Ballot Tracker: Track the status of your absentee ballot online: www.bernco.gov/absenteevote/

Early Voting at Satellite Locations
From October 18 through November 1, 2008, you can vote early at these additional locations in Bernalillo County:

– Beginning Saturday, October 18, 2008:

  • Tijeras City Hall, 12 Camino Municipal - Tijeras
  • Paradise Hills Community Center, 5901 Paradise Blvd NW
  • Los Ranchos Villa, 6601 4th St NW, Suites A,B, C
  • Coors Plaza, 3200 Coors NW, Suite A
  • Integrity Plaza, 1512 Wyoming NE, Suites F&G
  • Plaza Paseo Del Norte, 9231 Coors NW, Suite R-8
  • Siesta Hills Shopping Center, 5407 Gibson SE
  • Del Norte Shopping Center, 7120 Wyoming NE, Suite 16
  • Market Center East, 11110 Lomas NE, Suite E-4
  • 98th & Central Shopping Center, 120 98th St NW, Suite B-5
  • Goff Plaza, 1720 Bridge SW, Suite G
  • Daskalos Shopping Center, 5339 & 5339A Menaul NE
  • Juan Tabo Plaza, 11012 Montgomery NE
  • CNM – South Valley Campus, 5816 Isleta Blvd., SW
  • University of New Mexico Student Union Building

Hours:

  • Saturday October 18: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday October 21 – Friday October 24: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday October 25: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday October 28 – Friday October 31: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday November 1: 10:00am – 6:00pm

LWV Voters' Guide
To learn more about the candidates, check out the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of New Mexico Voters' Guide.

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October 8, 2008 at 02:06 PM in 2008 General Election Voting, 2008 General Presidential Election | Permalink | Comments (1)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Today is LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE for 2008 Election

This is it, folks. You need to be registered to vote by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 --that's TODAY -- in order to vote in the 2008 general election.

  • You can register at any Obama campaign office until the deadline and they will turn in your registration to your County Clerk by 5:00 PM Thursday, which is the deadline for third party registrars.

  • You can also fill out a registration form at your County Clerk's office by 5:00 PM TODAY.

  • You can also visit the Democratic Party of New Mexico's Voter Page for info and links.

Anyone with questions can call the local Obama campaign office or your County Clerk. Also see my previous post on voting that explains other ways to register, including downloading and completing a voter registration form that you can hand-deliver to the County Clerk by the deadline, or mail to your County Clerk postmarked before TODAY'S 5:00 PM deadline. The U.S. Postal Service normally doesn't postmark voter registration forms, but they will do so if you mail your form TODAY.

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October 7, 2008 at 12:46 PM in 2008 General Election Voting, 2008 General Presidential Election, Obama NM Campaign | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 06, 2008

Las Cruces & Anthony Obama Offices Open All Night to Register Voters Before Deadline Tomorrow

Register2voteTo vote in the presidential election you need to be registered to vote by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 --that's TOMORROW. One way to do it is to register at any Obama campaign office until the deadline and they will turn in your registration to your County Clerk by 5:00 PM Thursday, which is the deadline for third party registrars.

THEY'RE LEAVING THE LIGHT ON FOR YOU: The lights will be on late tonight at the Barack Obama Campaign headquarters in Las Cruces -- all night, in fact. The staff will stay on duty in order to register eligible voters who are not yet on the voter rolls. October 7 at 5:00 PM is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4 U.S. Presidential election and the push is on to make sure that as many people as possible register to vote.

The Las Cruces headquarters is located at 255 E. Lohman and they hope to attract people getting off work, going to work late, and those who just have never gotten around to registering. Or those middle class workers who don’t necessarily work during the ‘normal’ work day. The office will also be open until midnight on Tuesday.

The Obama office in Anthony, too, will leave its doors open all night Monday. Obama offices across the state will be staying open later than usual. So far registration efforts by Democrats in New Mexico have signed up thousands of previously un-registered voters.

Obama campaign office staffs include plenty of folks who have received training by the county clerk to become deputized -- to ensure that forms are filled out correctly. The campaign staff takes responsibility for turning in the completed forms to the County Clerk. People wanting to register must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years old. They need to bring their Social Security number and personal identification. The registration form is short and takes very little time to fill out.

Anyone with questions can call the local Obama campaign office or your County Clerk. Also see my previous post on voting that explains other ways to register, including downloading and completing a voter registration form that you can hand-deliver to the County Clerk by the deadline, or mail to your County Clerk postmarked before the 5:00 PM, October 7 deadline.

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October 6, 2008 at 04:06 PM in 2008 General Election Voting, 2008 General Presidential Election, Obama NM Campaign | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Last Day to Register to Vote is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2008: Are You Ready to Vote for Change?


Remember what's at stake, and what we've been working for

If you're not registered to vote in New Mexico, you must register by October 7, 2008 if you want to vote in the 2008 presidential election. Click on the image below to fill out a form you can print out and mail or hand-deliver to your County Clerk's office.

Register to Vote: Rock the Vote, powered by Credo Mobile

To check and see if you are registered, visit New Mexico's Voter View and enter your info.

You can also use the Obama campaign's Vote for Change tool to register or get info on voting early. Same thing with the Vote Udall tool or Martin Heinrich's voting page.

Vote Early, Then Work for Change: It's strongly recommended that we all vote early either by mail-in ballot or in-person when early voting sites open, so we can work at the polls or for a campaign on election day, November 4, 2008. Mail-in voting and early voting at your County Clerk's office begins on October 7. Early voting at additional satellite locations begins on October 17. Check with your County Clerk for more info. If you live in Bernalillo County, click for (pdf).

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

2008: Register to Vote, Request to Vote by Mail, or Find Your Polling Location

Usam_votelIt's all here, right at your fingertips:

https://voteforchange.com/

To vote in the general election this Fall, you must be registered to vote by October 7, 2008.

If you use the Vote for Change tool, you can find out if you are, indeed, registered. And if you're not, you can fix that. You can also sign up to vote by mail or locate the polling place where you can vote in person on November 4th, Election Day.

Early voting in person at your county clerk's office and via mail-in ballot starts on October 7, 2008.

Early voting at additional satellite locations begins on October 18th. When in doubt, call your county clerk, and don't wait until the day before the election to do it. Get informed now.

Other sources of election and voting information:

NM Secretary of State



Statewide Early Voting Info (Does not have working link to Bernalillo County info)

League of Women Voters NM

Tom Udall for Senate Voter Information

Martin Heinrich for Congress Vote Center (NM-01)

Harry Teague for Congress Voter Information (NM-02)

(NM-03)

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September 16, 2008 at 09:47 AM in 2008 General Election Voting | Permalink | Comments (0)